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  House Speaker Paul Ryan Honored at Pentagon  CSPAN  December 3, 2018 2:45pm-3:01pm EST

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the point where our antitrust laws take effect. and, you have to take a closer look at the antitrust law to make sure they adopted to meet the needs of this new internet world. >> what's the communicators at eat p.m. eastern on c-span2 tonight. james madison honored outgoing out speaker paul ryan at the pentagon recently. both secretary dennis and ryan to three remarks. >> good afternoon and welcome. today's ceremony in honor of house speaker paul ryan. please stand for the arrival of the official party. >> good to see you all. can i talk? are you okay?
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[laughter] i want to mess with the protocol. where are the members of the press, you've got to fess up. there you are. good to have you here. thank you. speaker ryan, and officers and secretaries and members of the press, for a moment, i'll say i like you. how is that? actually, we have a great press team over year. mr. speaker, the pros of washington d.c. but i want to thank all of you for making time as we get what we call, i think, cnl, fair winds and following seas, in the service to our speaker of the house. he's a tried-and-true public servant. we all know that. coming in, about lunch before we got it, here at the pentagon for 9/11, powerful of parlor see art detect. i would say to the members of congress, where here, we look at the people on capitol hill as
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our board of directors, our overseers, obviously our funders and we look at it as a collaboration and probably, when you look at the house and service committees, then you look at the leadership of the house and the senate, there rights are good fortunes. we know our troops will move against the enemy. if we don't do the right thing here in this time, we don't set them up for success. i come from the other washington, the one that's far, even further west than wisconsin. so i want to borrow an image, mr. speaker. it captures the trust. it's an image from the west and it shows how much we trust you and the leadership that you provided when we consider that you got drafted. for the job that you are in. conscripted, some would say. others would say you got sentenced to the job you are in.
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i would have you just imagine, think of a wagon train going through hazardous country. you may not be able to see him but some were upfront, summer over the hills, leaving you on, is a leader you may not know him well, you may not know him personally at all, but if you trust his character, if you know his character, if you trust him, his guidance, you follow him even though you are going through a pretty peerless situation and he'll carry you through the rough country. it's not too far off to say that d.c. is often felt like the unknowable wilderness to some of us here. when it came to strategy and defense within the city. for me, i was thrusting to a job that i never aspired to. never imagined i would be in. but it was bigger paul ryan who was a man forking away i had for
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many of us. great relations with the two committees among think you chairman. i had great relations there. it was not appropriate for us to surrender all of our work to the two committees and not work more probably try to help the committee chairman, ranking members to bring more people on board. we trusted speaker ryan for his instincts and keeping it, i still remember if du and your colleagues the first budget. you sat down and explained the rules of the road for the next budget. it was very helpful. he guided me. he guided me because he knew the train. he knew the legislative and landscape on capitol hill. it was very much foreign to me. he was home from his early days, cutting his teacher as interim, as chairman and the budget committee. they're very focused on domestic issues and became as far as
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foreign-policy, and defense issues became one of the stall works for us. he did not seek or relish the job that he went to but i think we all look at speaker ryan, a man whose name alone is his passport to the trust of the american people. in say, he devoted himself completely in his service to our country. in an era of competing priorities at home, but renewed great power, competition abroad, paul ryan shepherded through congress, the bipartisan budget act of 2018. given our cruise with a need to and for the first time in ten years, on-time authorization appropriations. it is probably a record that is going to stand. we are going to at least massiv. as you look in your rearview mirror. he was the essential leader who came dod from 87% for the upper
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patient bill. his leadership also returned congress to what i think chairman you and i discussed, the rightful role in the drivers seat. when it comes to funding of national defense. not just simply watching as spectators to automatic cuts going on that left no a semblance of leadership. it was simply arithmetic. abroad, he was an abbasid or for our people and for our values, as respect for fundamental human dignity, democracy, free and fair market and peace through unquestioned strength. those are things that we all believe in here. we will continue to defend, as
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you head to wisconsin, mr. speaker. we intend to live up to your standards, we build relationships overseas, strengthening the alliances and partnerships that will keep this experiment in democracy safe, prosperous and free for generations to come. again, passport, to the market people, his character and ethical compass, which on him the ability to build compromise in a town that struggles to say that word. i mentioned wisconsin because this in the midwest, is more interested in serving this district then i would say seeking the limelight in washington d.c.'s power circles so it's fitting that he was the one who became number three in the u.s. government as a result proving power of what we all were taught growing up about work hard, tell the truth, except place, difficulties, stand up for your beliefs. most important, three words, put others first. of his time in office, paul ryan says in typical midwestern modesty, i like to think i'd do
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my part. my little part, in history to set us on a better part. will mr. speaker, i must tell you dod would disagree with you. you have been much more than your patriotic duty. it was much more than a little part. let us through hazardous terra terrain. so, this is actually an award that we give with a great deal of pleasure here today. it's in military, which. it's very brittle words. but i would tell you, we wish you godspeed and just a reminder of how much faith we had in you. just as in the department, through the legislator who led the way. as you return home, introduce yourself to your family and culture girls, we wish you all the best. you earned it, sir. with that, if you could come forward.
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>> the metal, thank you. [laughter] sometimes -- for public service and, the honorable paul ryan, is recognized for representatives. october 2015, november 2018. his outstanding leadership on capitol hill, speaker ryan, provided service at exception for significance to the american people and for our department. 2018, and the mccain, authorization act for your 2019. in the appropriate would increase the fence spending.
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it's been an object hit and his pencil. alliance, recognizing his role in the prosperity, advance american leadership. in the post-world war ii. supporting the values. a crucial role at a critical time in american history. his political will and financial resources required to provide the common defense for nation and distinctive defensive speaker ryan. ...
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thank you very much. this is truly a great honor. i did not see this coming until i was recently told of the spirit first permit me, mr. secretary, express to you what a privilege it has been to work alongside you in service to our country these last two years and i thank you for your leadership to our great country. [applause] as fortunate as i feel this morning and as grateful as i am, i am simply a temporary steward of a very commander a solemn obligation. that is simply how i see it. the role that america plays in
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the world is so vital, so indispensable. it is the truly indispensable nation and nothing and no one, especially politics should never get in the way of making sure that our service members have what they need to sustain this great cause. i am grateful that my colleagues and i could do our part to put us on the right track on behalf of the american people. i am grateful for that gentleman, mac thornberry on the members of our house commerce services committee for helping along with you and others fulfill this vision that was so necessary to restore, to begin to reach door our military to where it needs to be. without their vigilance, we would not have been able to achieve this particular breakthrough. received a two-year budget agreement that we have put into
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place as the first step in rebuilding our military. the work needs to continue and i'm very confident above because we have put things into a good platform in a good place. last month i had the opportunity to visit our servicemembers in afghanistan. it was the one thing i really wanted to do before leaving office. my first trip to afghanistan was in the spring of 2002 shortly after couple sell. i've been doing ever since and no matter how many times i've done this and no matter how many theaters it was no less rewarding in its very first in all, the two. like any civilian, to see what it is our servicemembers do, it is truly impressive. it is the only country that can do this. to see the people that i have crossed my life with, that as a civilian has left a huge mark on
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me. i think of my personal friends, one of my best friends from college is presently a navy seal. another buddy of mine is an army engineer and a childhood friend is 101st airborne. i represent wisconsin and since 9/11 we've lost nearly two dozen servicemembers in iraq and afghanistan to those causes. as a person who has represented this area for a long time i am just so grateful to the men and women that have done this for us, for freedom and not this country and for world and as i look at these people, you, i really see america's next great generation. i see men and women -- >> all of this discussion available at c-span.org.
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just search paul ryan. we believe the last few minutes as the u.s. senate gavels in momentarily. flags across the capital and across the nation after the death of former president george h.w. bush. the senate considering measures to authorize that he lives dated the u.s. capitol rotunda and to authorize his coffin be held on the lincoln catapult years after the death of abraham lincoln. this is why the senate coverage on c-span2. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. eternal god, we trust you. lead us in the paths that bring glory to your name. point us to the right road,